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overtime today dealing with multiple fires and here's the most recent one. a viewer sent this video to us. the shot of the fire in mount vernon. the flames were shooting up near charles street and madison street. the fire broke out around 11:30 last night. firefighters were able to contain the flames and this morning there is no word on what caused this. >>> and this is just the latest of a string of fires in the city that firefighters had to deal with throughout the day yesterday. at least two other fires were four alarm. now more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working fires, even crews as far as howard county had come in to help. the fires were in west baltimore and the latest video we showed you. linda so joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. certainly was a busy day for firefighters, not only here in the city, but lots of other firefighters from surrounding counties that came in to help because these fires were so bad. more than 100 firefighters here in the city were needed to battle these fires that were fueled by those gusty winds. fast moving
. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to take control. this is the universe o
morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. tropical storm hermine has broken up. but it is not done wreaking havoc. >> hermine's latest chaos, tornadoes around dallas. funnel clouds landed into buildings and power lines, casting off debris and electrical sparks. >> the rain is moving in a northeasterly direction, toward illinois. and it will continue to clobber the area with heavy flash flooding. brad wheelis has details. >> reporter: the water rose so quickly, emergency responders used whatever means necessary to get to people in need. >> i'm so thankful they were here to save us. my boyfriend told me to get on the roof. and i did. they put me in the vest and got me across. >> reporter: residents were trapped on roofs and balconies after flash floods turned roads into rivers. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, drenched dallas, austin and san antonio. 10 to 20 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. >> it's been very hard for the people that live here. and very scary for the family. >> reporter: cars were barely visible above the water. homes were islands. schools were evacuated. even
proportion of the translators working with u.s. forces in afghanistan can't speak the local language. a whistle blower says. is their employer defrauding america and putting lives at risk? it's a "nightline" investigation. >>> and, fighting words? with tensions high over the possible burning of the koran and fears about islam, deepak chopra weighs in. we ask him about his eyebr eyebrow-raising new book. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," september 8th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, with economic indicators, political polls continuing to bring bad news for president obama and the democrats, the president's hitting the road these dames to rally support for his agenda. the debate turns on tax cuts, transportation spending and subsidies for small business to take effect in the years ahead. but meanwhile, many americans find themselves with a more immediate consideration. cash. so, tonight, brian rooney takes us to one colorful place people go to greas
. >> reporter: finally secretary gates did just that. the warnings flew in from afghanistan, where the u.s. commander told our martha raddatz that while he supports first amendment rights, this -- >> could nonetheless endanger the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of follow citizens who are deployed around the world. >> reporter: where there was fiery reaction. in pakistan, they burned flags, and effigies of pastor jones. across the border in afghanistan, more flag burns and protesters chanted "death to the christians." insurgents there are circulating leaflets calling on muslims to raise your voices and fight together. iraq's president warned the burning would encourage more violence. and to hend that off, even donald trump stepped in to buy stake in the islamic cultural center. but late tonight there is great uncertainty about what was promised and who is to be believed. and diane, there is yet another twist here. just a few moments ago, pastor jones came out here, telling us he'd be lied to. that he was guaranteed the cultural center would be moved. that appears not to b
>>> wednesday morning, 9:00, thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm jamie costello. we have sesame street in here. >> we've got super grover, el-mo, but the reason they're here is we're talking fitness. >> and leslie is going to be here from brick bodies. you have worked out with leslie before. >> i have seen leslie work out. i've never worked out with leslie. she's actually the nicest person, but she's so fit. she's going to keep this workout i believe for the kids. >> good deal. >>> and we have charlie daniels in here. where are the jobs? >> great thing because i think that's a big thing that we always here about. >> sesame street! how you doing, elmo? >> super grover. >> we've been exercising. did you run laps today? yeah, all right. run in place. we're going to talk more about sesame street coming in here. baltimore crowds are the greatest crowds. you know that. >> elmo is from from baltimore. >> big star that we're going to get into shape, right? >> all right. >> you too, grover. >> go over there and talk to our meteorologist lynette charles. all right
in new york, doesn't it. let's get started. talk us through what we're going to be doing. >> the first thing you want to do is make the sauce. it's very simple. four or five ingredients. nan prik pao. >> i have to stop you. what is that? >> thai chili paste, shrimp paste in it also. you can substitute a chili paste for it but there really is nothing like it. it's real simple. take a tablespoon of that. a little ketchup. then oyster sauce. and a little bit of sugar to balance it. >> oh, okay. >> and thai fish sauce. off got to be careful, it's really strong. we're going to use just a few drops. that's really all you do. mix it together. it's very simple. >> you've got a nice little paste there now. >> exactly. i like these pork tenderloins. real easy to cook, tender. the most important thing with that, you want to cut it across the grain. you can see the grains there. you want to go across the grains and just slice it. just some vegetables. this is what i use. it doesn't have to be these vegetables. i like a shiitake mushroom, red onion, garlic, scallions. these are ty long beans. these
. we have those stories just ahead on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. jamie is off this morning. you heard of lady's night. this is sort of like lady's morning. we start with linette charles. >> good morning, everyone. we are dealing with cooler temperatures this morning. yes, that cold front has passed and we are dealing with the cool, dry air. the only caveat is the fact we have the dry air and it is windy on the backside. we will continue that for today. it's going to enhance the fire risk and that will continue into saturday when we see showers possible and that will linger into sunday. for today, it's going to be nice and pleasant with temperatures in the upper 70s that will continue into tomorrow as well. now we're looking at your maryland's most powerful radar and we are dry. you can see all five sweeps on and we'll stay that way for the next few days and the rain will push into the area. check out these current conditions. the temperatures at 56. so yes, you need that jacket out. it's not going to be the best hair day, ladies. because
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
and community. this is the time for us to show strong in our faith and trust in god and to be god's vehicle to minister to the needs of the people. >> they just leaped across the street. just leaped across the street. i don't have anything. it's all gone. it's all gone. >> reporter: you have family though? >> i lost my cat. i don't know where my cat is. >> reporter: i wanted them to tell you their own story, being a reporter out here i couldn't have said it any way better than them just saying. a lot of folks lost homes here tonight. some didn't have insurance. i talked to the pastor of the church and she said they took them in and they are feeding them and have a place to stay for them. the red cross is there. it's just a sad scene. >> i know that you covered a lot of fires over the years. what made this different? >> reporter: well it was the wind. i have covered one of the biggest ones was a 12 alarm fire. that was years ago. it was in west baltimore. what made this different is that the wind just picked up all the sudden. next thing i was talking to the police officer looking at the
the koran, tonight the protesters and the american general who says it puts us at risk. martha raddatz is overseas. >>> the governor now explains her claims of beheadings in the desert. >>> who was listening in on william and harry? >>> the beckhams and the american heart. >>> the nurse, her patient and what she never could have predicted when she walked into that room. >>> good evening. in a sign of just how high the stakes are when it comes to creating jobs and political survival, the commander in chief on this labor day became campaigner in chief. traveling to wisconsin to sell his new plan to create jobs, and there are two groups counting on him, the 15 million americans unemployed and democrats in congress. some of whom fear they'll be unemployed if the president doesn't help. republicans are pouncing on the president's newest proposals and our jon karl is at the white house. here we go. >> reporter: democrats in congress have been practically begging the president to get out and talk more about the economy. with the campaign now in full swing, that's exactly what he's doing. talk
does this mean for the u.s. attempt to curb iran's nuclear ambitions? jake tapper was following all this drama today. good evening, jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ahmadinejad made comments promoting conspiracy theories about 9/11, and a white house source tells abc news president obama found those theories deeply offensive, and all the more inappropriate to have been made so close to where the world trade center once stood. in his speech to the united nations today, the president underlined that he wants to end the conflict with iran through peaceful means. >> the united states and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with iran. and the door remains open to diplomacy, should iran choose to walk through it. >> reporter: but just a few hours later, the iranian president seemed to slam that door shut. president ahmadinejad questioned the facts about the 9/11 attacks, referring to a coverup. he said most people believe that "some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy, and to save t
gates called him, that jones told us tonight made a big difference to him. but there was a local muslim dealer trying to broker a deal. a deal that may have fallen apart. it was a crazy day a day of extremism and deal-making, and the sometimes high cost of free speech in america. and tonight, in an exclusive network interview, pastor terry jones told us he's still waivering. you may still go ahead and burn the koran, correct? >> i really do not know. >> reporter: the day began with the president himself weighing in on the controversy and speaking directly to pastor jones. >> if he's listening, i just hope he understands that what he's proposing to do is completely con strar to our values as americans. that this country has been built on the notions of religious freedom and religious tolerance. and as a very practical matter, as commander in chief of the armed forces of the united states, i just want him to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in iraq, what are in afgh
that destroyed a dozen row homes earlier in the week. abc 2 news linda so tells us how it's drawing attention to the dangers that lurk all over the city. >> reporter: vacant homes, there are a lot of them in the city. after what happened earlier this week in west baltimore with the fires, people believe it could happen in their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. there have already been several fires in vacant homes there. years ago when eleanor was using drugs, she lived with several people in an abandoned home. drug use, lighting candles for heat and light all pose a serious risk for fire. >> when the buildings get on fire, it do travel and spread onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: housing officials say they look for ways to rehabilitate the properties but when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so. >>> today, the mayor and governor will begin demolishing the so-called highway to nowhere. remember in the 1970s, it was built as a plan to connect interstat
't listen. in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that jones's actions could endanger u.s. troops. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. we've already seen a demonstration here in kabul just at the rumor that this event could take place. >> we understand that those concerns are valid. but the question that we have is, if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down? >> reporter: but even those christian leaders from the vatican to the southern baptists to evangelical leaders have condemned jones, he believes. christians sometimes ask what would jesus do. do you really this that jesus christ, if he were here today, would say, pastor, go burn that holy book. >> absolutely. >> reporter: he would say that? >> absolutely. >> reporter: now, despite the controversy, diane, pastor jones says he does have support among americans. he claims he's been sent more than 200 korans to burn here. >> well, terry, you talked about those in the community, the christian community, trying to appeal to him to stop. is there anybody else, do you think, who would get to him? >> reporter: well,
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
. will he burn the books? will the islamic center at ground zero be moved? the pastor joins us with his take.d zero be moved? >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 sput their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threatened to
and 95 corridor looks good as well. megan, back to you. >>> this video was sent to us by one of our viewers. it's fueled by high winds. firefighters really busy before 11:30 last night, putting out this apartment fire. this is the corner of charles street and madison avenue. no one was injured in this fire. but firefighters had their hands full last night and this morning there's going to be a lot of clean up after about a dozen homes caught on fire in different locations all fanned by high winds. more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working these fires. even crews from howard county had to come in to help. the fires were in the west baltimore area. you can see a map of the area we are talking about. linda so is live with the latest. linda. >> reporter: like you mentioned, it was a busy night for firefighters, not only here in the city, but firefighters from surrounding counties were called in for help. here in the city alone, more than 100 firefighters were required to battle a number of fires that were fanned by those gusty winds. fast moving flames tore through almost
how they had to use more than just boateds. 6:30 in the morning. i'm megan pringle. jamie is off today, but linette is here and she is standing by. a little cool. >> a little cool. that cold front moved through and we are feeling the effects of it. you are talking about the windy conditions. we had that yesterday. that's what sparked up all the fires along with the dry conditions and we will see the same conditions for today. so today is going to be nice and pleasant. we'll have temperatures in the upper 70s. and hopefully we'll get rain in here by the weekend. i know you don't like the timing of the rain, but we need it. that enhanced risk is going to continue as we go into saturday. maryland's most powerful radar is not showing anything except the five sweeps because we are looking at dry times for today and that will continue as we go through tomorrow as well. now as we see, the current conditions, the big story. you see those winds? let's go straight to northeast, north bay. you can see the westerly flow, that gust up to 27 miles an hour right now and that's what we will be seeing
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hackers, is anyone? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm meg oliver. vinita is off this morning. the president is set to reveal another new proposal to help the sagging economy. this one would use tax breaks to benefit businesses and corporations. >> but a new abc news poll released overnight shows what a daunting challenge democrats face heading into midterm elections. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with the latest numbers. >> reporter: this poll is filled with a lot of firsts. abc news/"washington post" poll that shows 92% of americans, nine out of ten of your neighbors, think this economy is in bad shape. and what's more, potentially bad news for democrats. voters seem to say they're tired of the status quo. this week, president obama is pitching a new economic plan, with the hopes of winning. >> i think yes, we can. is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> reporter: but a new poll shows more people saying about the president, no, he hasn't. for the first time, most voters, 52%, disapprove the way mr. obama is handling the
for being with us. the president hopes to reverse his party's popularity problem today, as he outlines a new, economic plan. >> and that, of course, is a very tall order, with just eight weeks until the midterm elections. but the white house is betting a mix of tax incentives and new spending will do the trick. >> emily schmidt is joining us from washington with details on what the president will say today. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the white house says the message you'll hear today is going to be the basic economic message until the election. officials are hoping that the president can convince voters the economy's on the right track. even as recent polls show voters are increasingly worried. today in cleveland, it's round two of a washington election year fight about the economy. president obama heads to the buckeye state to outline his new plans for a fix. >> this isn't about the next 60 days or the next 90 days. this is about how do we get our economy fully back on track? >> reporter: the announcement comes in the same city where two weeks ago
tween the u.s. and iran. iran accuses them of spying. their families say they were just hiking in the mountains near the iran/iraq border. >> we see the islamic republic use their reporters as political collateral before but they are obviously incredibly savvy when it comes to the media and the pr game. and the worst thing that could happen to them would be that something would happen to sarah inside the prison. >> reporter: there's no immediate sign bauer and fattal will be released but his lawyer says he's hopeful. >> does this bring any hope at all for the other two hikers? i hope that the trial is back on track and the 24th cases will be resolved quickly. we reached sarah's mother. she had no official word from iran. she heard the news from us. she's now folk ugs all her hope on when she can finally see her daughter again. jim sciutto, abc news, washington. >>> heavy rain from memphis into kentucky and southern illinois. large hail and gusty winds across nebraska, kansas and oklahoma and somealate rain into the dakotas and montana as well as some showers in florida. >>> 91
. >> morning, robin. this is a max can landfall in this storm. but it's a u.s. problem. we'll show you pictures of galveston this morning, of the waves breaking in that area. all the way up the texas coast. well into texas, with the problems that will be texas flooding. here's a look at the rain. look at the yellow, the heaviest rain. p. and the center of circulation is west of corpus christi. let's show you why it's not going to go away quickly. four to eight inches of rain. a little south of dallas, as well. big-time texas flooding. watch hermine interact with this stalled front that's north. look at oklahoma, north texas, in the hill country here. we could have a good, solid area. 10, 12 inches of rain that just stays put. nothing is going to kick this out until about thursday. we'll go over all the weather patterns. and again, watching the tropics, active. there's a little wave off the coast of africa. gaston has weakened. not a lot to talk about. we'll watch them all. >>> we're going to go now to the wildfires in colorado. firefighters worked through the night, trying to contain them as th
, laughing it up on late night. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us on this friday. witnesses say a monstrous blast came out of nowhere. and suddenly, their entire neighborhood was up in flames. >> that fire is still raging out of control in the city of san bruno, fueled by a broken gas line and some very strong winds. flames have devoured dozens of homes. at least one person has died. and many more are injured. don guevara joins us now from san bruno. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. we are here at what is being called the epicenter of this massive explosion. we're told at that spot there is a crater 15 feet wide. the asphalt is melted. there's a pipe that's sticking out that's also melted. all this is where that gas line is said to have exploded, resulting in more than 50 homes being destroyed and at least 1 person dead. a massive fire roared through this residential neighborhood of san bruno, california, throughout the night. fire officials confirmed a 24-inch gas main explosion was responsible for the blaze, which reduced dozens of home to ash with
in his church. does it make use feel helpless? angry? >> well, it is frustrating. now, on the other hand, we are a government of laws. and so, we have to abide by those laws. and my understanding is that he can be cited for public burning. but that's the extent of the laws that we have available to us. part of this country's history is people doing destructive or offensive, harmful things. and yet, we still have to make sure that we're following the laws. and that's part of what i love about this country. >> you can see how sobering this is. >> sure. >> to the president. we've had general petraeus, hillary clinton, the president, all speaking out, trying to stop this. and you pointed out earlier, sarah palin, weighing in, as well. >> as often as has been said, just because you have the right to do something, doesn't mean you should do it. and the fbi is concerned about this. >>> let's bring in pierre thomas. he's been talking to the fbi overnight about this. >> reporter: you can add fbi officials to those who think the proposed burning of korans this weekend is provocative and potentiall
thing that caused us to do it. just a deep conviction from god that something has to happen. >> reporter: so he is praying. as are so many other people around the world. i'm terry moran in gainesville, florida. >> now more information's starting to come out about this guy. they said apparently he doesn't know any muslims personally and a lot of what he knows about the religion has come from youtube. a lot of question about who this guy is. >> countering extremism with extremism is what a lot of people are saying. it's interesting. in 2005 there was just a report out that some guards at guantanamo bay flushed a koran, and that incited deadly riots in afghanistan. when you later general david petraeus saying this could really hurt our armed men overseas, it is a worry. >>> coming up after the break, the results of a study on memory loss. >> who is osked more, men or women? you're watching "world news now." >>> in a new study that proves what women and myself have really known for years, that men are more forgetful. >> not surprised here. the study from the mayo clinic says as men age they
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